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's going to play pretty big hardball on this to borrow a phrase, chris. seems to me he really is boehner's back. not just having boehner's back today or boehner's back tomorrow, but he's going to have boehner's back. the question is, can harry reid pry away seven or eight republicans to work with him? where does that happen? at this point i don't think you'll see any movement on a deal publicly, at the earliest, not until sunday. >> is the real fear not that there's a second effort to cut spending a bit more, but the second part of this spending cuts which would come at the end of this year, the vote on that, would actually cut to the bone. go after entitlements, medicare, after things the democrats treasurer jer is that the big fear? i think pelosi, former speaker, now democratic leader, was alluding to that in her very strong statement against the boehner plan tonight? >> reporter: that is one fear. you talk to democrats familiar with the way these negotiations have gone, and they'll say, look, this first $1.2 2r8 trillion, the first round ever cuts they have in their plans are almost
's capital over the next few days. and big crowds, well, that also means big security concerns. tom sherwood is live for us along the national mall with the latest on all that. hey, tom. >> reporter: hey, aaron. the first thing, somebody just walked by and said why don't you take off that tie? so don't expect to see this tie in the 6:00 show. as usual, these days people coming down this weekend monday night for the fireworks will have some light security to go through to get on to the mall. but the big no-no of course is no alcohol. lots of people already here, and this holiday weekend has begun. ♪ >> reporter: the rhythm and blues tent was a featured attraction at the folk life festival which opened on the mall today. ♪ the beginning of the july 4th weekend which will climax with monday night's fireworks spectacular. >> we came to town with about 14,000 pounds of explosives packaged into more than 2500 deluxe aerial bombs with some of those containing as many as 30 individual munitions. >> reporter: and the good thing about this year's folk life festival, it's in the shade under the tre
, they are unhappy. it's not so much that they are unhappy with the deal but how the deal was presented. the big things have been agreed upon, talking about the cb a being ten years, no 18-game schedule. $120 million in a salary cap that the owners will agree they will, in fact, pay. they are not going to hoard it but give it to players salaries. but things look good. but let's hear what roger goodell had to say and conversery dap snyder. >> we crafted a long-term agreement that will be good for the game of football, for the players, for the clubs and most importantly good for our game. >> i think that's a win-win for both sides. my personal perspective, we're going to play football. that's a win-win. >> one-win for both sides spoken by one side. egos are going to be involved. do the players feel pressured here? >> yes the players feel like they're going to be paint neighborhood a corner. look at this tweet put out by the redskins' players rep. he feels tubed, hood winged. there winked. there are some egos that need to be massaged here. i think it's going to get done today. maybe i'm naive. i th
information is stored and, jon, you know with the tsa and all those scanners, that was big concern of people and also for some of the privacy advocates. jon? jon: yeah. and some of our chatters are wondering when this is going to hit the consumer market, you know, can i buy one of these things and scan anybody i want to? >> reporter: you know what, interesting? facebook is looking at it and google, also, to allow you to take a picture of someone and do an immediate google search to get any other information on them. so your chatters are up to speed, jon. jon: that is a brave new world. jamie colby, thank you. >> reporter: take care. jenna: breaking news of the day, and we have more big stories throughout the hour including a big rule anything the case of the former police sergeant who keeps losing wyomings. what -- wives. the case of drew peterson and how it could impact his murder trial. >>> also house speaker john boehner reworking his debt deal. this as the clock ticks closer to that default deadline. six days away, can a deal be struck in time? we'll go in depth just ahead.   you c
to other states and has been trying in a very big way of spreading the gospel of making it harder to vote all across the country. not just in kansas, but everywhere. earlier this week chris coback wrote urging politicians in other states to do what he and sam brownback have done in kansas, the case republicans broadly make for the urgent need for these new make it harder to vote laws is that voter fraud is wide spread across the country and a real threat. as evidence, there were 221 incidents of voter fraud reported in kansas between 1997 and 2010. seven of which yielded convictions. that's the evidence. 13 years, 7 convictions. convictions? detailed in a report from mr. coback's office in kansas. they consist of the following. one instance of electioneering, so campaigning too close to a polling place and six incidents of double voting, people voting in kansas or another state or two different counties in kansas. again, the seven convictions that are evidence to make voting harder is one case of electioneering and six cases of double voting. here's the thing, whether or not those seven c
. >> the recession cost us more than 8 million jobs, and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. >> the president always tells us he inherited a bad situation. i can see the point, but he has made it worse. >> reporter: while politicians debate the problem, these laid off united auto workers have something most job seekers don't. federal and state money for retraining. >> they'll still be getting unemployment insurance while they're in school. >> reporter: plus they have hugs from rios to keep them through. from personal experience she tells them when one door closes, another one opens. >>> the up tick in unemployment sent stocks lower today. the dow finished the day with a loss of 62 points. the nasdaq had its first losing day in two weeks dropping four points. >>>-- five people have already been given new jobs with golden gate ferry. commuters can now get their tickets from vending machines from the ferry terminals. on giant game day, the ferry ticket office will be open and staffed. >>> san francisco historic golden gate park carusel sparkled today as a center piece of a mill
'll be arrested for contempt of court. go now. >>> you can probably imagine a kentucky woman is in big trouble with the law after she attacks a judge in court. court security officer adam dodson was the first to take her down. i talked with him earlier and asked what did the judge said to make her go ballistic. >> the judge was telling her to stop using foul language and if she kept using foul language in her court then she would be held in contempt and face more charges, and the lady was very upset already and she just basically disregarded anything the judge said and continued to talk. >> you've been doing this for a while now. have you seen anybody react this way especially towards a judge? >> i have seen people react this way but only in training videos, and the training they send us to. not in actually any courtroom i've worked in in the 3 1/2 years i've been there. >> when you grabbed her and you subdued her. what happened? was she remorseful? did you have to take her away? what happened? >> she was not remorseful at all actually. i had to administer the handcuffs on the floor. she was r
between himself and michele bachmann. >> big difference between talking and getting stuff done. and i get stuff done. >> it's the latest chantner the rivalry of the two minnesota candidates for the republican presidential nomination, which boiled over yesterday, with pawlenty having spent almost two weeks saying bachmann has no congressional accomplishments to speak of, bachmann had enough. in a sunday statement, she fired back saying "i've fought against irresponsible spending while governor pawlenty was leading a multimillion dollar budget mess in minnesota." later the bachmann campaign added on healthcare mandates, climate change and wall street bail-outs there's very little daylight between governor pawlenty's record and the obama administration's." this back and forth comes with pawlenty still trailing bachmann in the polls. for bachmann, the verbal sparring seems to come with at least some risk. it will likely draw even more attention to the iowa straw poll, less than three weeks away, and pawlenty seems to have the advantage of a larger, deeper iowa organization. the straw poll bal
this economy and yeah, there's a big issue coming up with regards to the debt ceiling. the president ought to be in washington meeting with republicans, meeting with democrats, he shouldn't leave that town until he has an understanding of what it's going to take to get this economy going again and deal with the fiscal crisis that the country faces. but he's here raising money for a campaign. doesn't even have a primary opponent. >> the president was also in pennsylvania, the white house, though, fires back at that particular metal works plant, the allentown metal works that had been struggling for years when the president visited in 2009. president obama saying while i'm working, there will be candidates parading around the country and doing what they do can which is trying to attack. he told supporters in other parts of pennsylvania while mitt romney was there in pennsylvania. >> mitt romney did not mention his rivals. he's clearly taken the stance that i'm the frontrunner, i'm not going to mention tim pawlenty or michelle bachmann. why's he in pennsylvania? not an early primary state, k
. even american banks have almost $300 billion. is italy too big to fail? >> well, certainly it is. i mean, if you have to think about a rescue package for italy no one today has the money to put it up. i mean, let's face it, as you said before, italy is six times the size of greece. so i think that everybody should be quite calm. today the markets were doing much better. it's true, as ken was saying before, part of the confusion arose because of a fight over an internal political fight between berlusconi and finance minister tremonte. but the decree for a large austerity plan was already passed. and it was because of this fight that the markets feared that maybe this decree was not going to be approved by parliament. today the situation has been clarified. by friday this package will be passed and, you know, italy is going to go on by adopting this plan and by 2014 it will have a balanced budget which is going to be quite an enviable situation if all of this will go according to plan. >> suarez: professor rogoff, the news of the austerity plan seemed to have calmed really jittery mar
very quick. mitt romney is on top. coming in second is the big surprise, rick perry. he's coming in at number two, don. the gop horse race is big, big news right now. >> that's mark preston. we appreciate it. >>> for more "cnn newsroom" i'm joined by fredricka whitfield. when you say, fred, it's not going to be good. we have breaking news you'll be following and other stuffs. >> thanks so much. see you over the weekend as well. breaking news from studio 7. i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux. two explosions have rocked central oslo in the last hour wounding at least eight people. reports from norway say govrt buildings were targeted, one houses the prime minister's office and most of the windows were blown out. reuters reports a mangled car outside one building suggesting a possible car bomb. reuters reports the prime minister is safe. cnn is following the developments for you from london. what more do we know about how this happened and why? >> reporter: the information is still trickling in from oslo at this point. the police have issued a stam saying that there are
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a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the debt ceiling deadlock in washington led to increasingly urgent appeals for action today. but even as talks resumed, white house officials warned not to expect a hallelujah moment. fresh alarms sounded on wall street and around the world today about the consequences of a potential u.s. government default. standard & poors joined moody's in warning the country's credit rating could be downgraded, if the government tries to pay just the interest on its debt. and china said it hopes the u.s. adopts responsible policies. the chinese hold more than $1 trillion in u.s. debt, more than any other foreign creditor. at a senate hearing, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke-- t
on the streets. why african american men survived longer in prison. >> and as the u.s. suffers a big cyber attack, tonight an exclassive look inside a special spy fighting chamber where no camera has ever gone. i tell ya, i work a long day, every day. i hang my head out the window. oh man, we're delivering everything you can think of: plywood, cement. i, i enjoy the breeze on my tongue. well uh, and every weekend, seems like we're headin' down to the lake. we're pullin' a boat or somethin'. i don't know why. i just do. it's not a problem. i don't mind as long as we always stop at chevron and get that techron stuff. my ears flop around too. check it out. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you, care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. it's hard work; i need a nap. >>> new studies suggest that being in prison cuts the risk of death in half for black men. researchers at the university of north carolina chapel hill looked at the records of 100,000 men held at some point in north carolina prisons over a decade. being in prison seemed to reduce blackman's risk of drug or alcoh
is the big bad government is a threat to us. the consumer protection bureau as most americans understand is the government protecting them from abuse by private financial institutions. and they are terrified that the public will see that there is value to a public institution that can prevent them from being abused by private institutions because it undercuts the whole rationale that the government is always bad, always a problem. and that's why we are fighting so hard for it. >> congressman barney frank, democrat of massachusetts, ranking democrat on the financial committee. thank you for your time tonight. >>> texas governor, and gonna run for president guy, rick perry made a very surprising decision today that is going to upset some of his most ardent supporters. i'll tell you about it with a smile when i come back. >>> there are two things happening in rick perry's political life that are on a collision course. the first thing is that he plainly is going to run for president. he is leaking to the press that his wife wants him to run, she is actively encourage ing him to do it. he jus
get to be big, big problems. >> so those are some of the warnings signs, or are there warning signs that you are taking in -- that you are just too hot? >> i did get all the way to eventually the first stages of heat stroke one time in my life in nebraska when i was working outside. the first thing you need to do, obviously, drink all the water you can. if you feel crap thats in your legs or stomach, that means you are not getting that water, and you will feel not first but cramps. that's the first step. and then after that, if you feel like you can't just stand up anymore -- when i got to the point, i could not drive my car home. somebody had to drive me home because i could not function. my brain would not function at all. at 104 degrees you're in a heat stroke, and you need medical attention because you are vomiting. if you start to vomit, you need to get out of the heat and get your body temperature taken down. if you are not sweating anymore, you need to go to the hospital. >> what about the fact that it got so hot so fast? has that made a difference in a case like this? >> no
. >> it was a really big shock. >> there was a lot of texting, no, there was no screaming. there was some cursing. >> some people were freaking out but everybody was pretty calm overall. >> reporter: when you say freaking out, tell us. >> the girl on the right side of the wing she was crying and the guy was trying to jump out of the wing by the emergency exit but everybody else was pretty calm. >> reporter: both planes fully trying to head out of boston. most ended up stuck here. it could have been much worse? >> absolutely and there were kids on board, the kids were terrific. it was very calm, everybody was fine. >> that was wbz's jim armstrong reporting. safety officials hope audio tapes from the control tower will shed some light on how that accident happened. >>> there was another incident in the skies but this one was 240 miles above earth. nasa woke the space shuttle crew late thursday after the computer set off alarms. the astronauts aboard "atlantis" were able to switch to a backup system. they'll double shoot the problem today or troubleshoot that is. nasa says the crew is safe. "atlanti
of the first lady could she be the next reality big tv star. >> she already is. >> who had the idea for the hit fox show glee. >> court perhaps? >> tax joining us live -- dax joining us live from l.a. good morning. >> good morning guys. >> so tell us about michelle obama first lady here, you know, she is very talented, now a reality tv star? what is up with this? >> she will head over and join extreme make over home edition for an episode of the show she is going the join them in north carolina and apparently helping build a play land and community resource center for female homeless -- homeless female military vets i think this is awesome i love this show does so much good for the community around you know the country and she wants to join in, lend a hand, help build this community center for them, i believe she leaves for that tomorrow and then, this episode should air in october it will be cool to see her doing all the work with these guys. >> so good reality tv not anything nasty. >> no, this show makes me feel so good every time i watch it it is so fun to see all these people obviously dow
is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. today's question is what would you tell congress to do about the debt limit? carol costello is joining us from washington. carol, i bet you're going to get a lot of folks weighing in on this one. >> i urge all of our facebook friends to keep it clean. that's my only request today. what is happening in washington is political gamesmanship at its worse. it's ugly and more than a little scary. the united states has never gone into default because past administrations and lawmakers have compromised. cnn contributor john avalon says lawmakers have raised the debt ceiling 77 times including 8 tooils times under ronald reagan and back in the day politicians weren't quite so macho. many insist on standing on principal even though most americans stand on the side of good old fashioned compromise. two-thirds of americans want the president and republicans to compromise, rather than stand up for their beliefs to get things done. wow. a break from part is anship. perhaps the happiest outcome of the president's speech last night was whe
taken to the hospital but no one was seriously injured. >>> big nature for fireworks. both legal and illegal. this ace live picture over oakland from sky 7 hd and we have seen what appears to be some illegal fireworks and various parts of the city. meanwhile some 200,000 people are expected to flock to san francisco waterfront for the big fireworks show there. big event set for 9:30 in. if thomas is there live on the ground at the embarcadero what does it look like? >>reporter: looks packed down here. we are at the awe acquatic park. thousands of people filled the park waiting for the fireworks that start in about 20 minutes and good news is that this sky is clear so should be spectacular show. as the sunny temperature drops and grounds are jam packed with people enjoying music and each other waiting for the firework fireworks. local resident are all wrapped up knowing how fickle the temperatures can be here in july. but the temperature dropped to san diego by surprise. >> i wore a jacket and it's not enough. so i am investing in the economy and i have a style sweatshi
out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for august 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. and lo and behold, august 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so that he can have this massive -- maybe the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. >> and here's iowa congressman steve king. >> it's not default. they've been calling it default to try to stampede people into taking a bad deal here in this congress. the american people understand this. they understand at least intuitively that it would be the president who would willfully default if there's to be a default. i'd like to think the investor markets understand that, too. >> keeping them honest, there's little reason to think that's true. and plenty of people in the gop establishment and the business community sending up warning flairs. officials at the bond rating company standard & poors today briefing freshman republicans about what might happen. political reporting tonight they were cautioned that one possibility is "a death spiral in the bond market". s & p is already on record
call, while we're waiting, is from big sandy, texas. scott is a republican. good morning. caller: yes, susan, if i were a republican and in the negotiations, i would continue to bring up the immorality that the democrats are willing to -- and the fact that they're willing to steal the liberty of future generations with this humongous debt. they need to hold their feet to the fire, and in the end, obama and the democrats will have to come around. there's no doubt about it. we've got the upper hand. even though you've got the press on the president's side, and i want all these democrats that have called in here supporting obama this morning, just ask yourself, are you honestly better off? has his policies actually helped this country? or is it sending this country to oblivion? none of his policies, none of his stimulus, none of it has worked. not one single bit of it. we're worse off now than when he took office, and we're continuing to go downhill. it's time this iron-headed fool relent and let the adults take over. host: thanks for your call. scott from big sandy, texas. here is speak
the belmont. forget all about those races. >> who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the big wiener dog race. racing event in your hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the weiner. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearly friday here. have you ever owned a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. >> she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. you lot of the westies. >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. don't likekehe purse dogs but i like -- >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil. my name is lacey calvert and i'm a yoga instructor. if i have any soreness, i'm not going to be able to do my job. but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [
heat warning 14 states excessive heat warning many big cities chicago, approach 100 degrees, minneapolis doesn't typically get that hot that far north unfortunately all that heat is headed in our direction the jet stream will relax and allow the warmer air to the east starting tomorrow triple digit heat around here through the start of the weekend. ask the question, today only mid-90s. tomorrow 100 plus. >> then the next day. >> that too. yes. one day at a time around here steve. >>> a lot of haze, water in the atmosphere humidity worse here than many places across the country it will be today as well we will have uncomfortable conditions highs mid-90s your five day forecast, no advisories excessive heat watch in effect tomorrow afternoon you can see why temperature 100 it will feel like 110. friday 103, saturday maybe 101, cool down to 96 by sunday. >> hot for those folks a lot of people heading out for the 150th anniversary monassis. >> including us. >> saturday is when the reenactment is, in the wool battle uniforms. >> maybe they will let them wear shorts. >> it does not
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
planet. >> you hear about alternatives, right? wind, solar, algae. >> i think it's got to work on a big scale. and i think it's got to be affordable. >> so, where are they? >> it has to work in the real world. at chevron, we're investing millions in solar and biofuel technology to make it work. >> we've got to get on this now. >> right now. the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: much talk, but little movement: the high-stakes debt and deficit impasse continued today, and last night's dueling primetime speeches by president obama and speaker boehner only seemed to reinforce the bitter stalemate over raising the country's borrowing limit. newshour congressional correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage. >> reporter: it was house speaker john boehner who had the last word
together. because you know senior democratic officials say they think there is not really that big of a difference on some of the key elements here if you look at the reid and boehner plans spending cuts. not too far off. special committees of congress come back and take a second bite of the apple. more spending cuts. few tax changes down the road. third point is the most critical. here is what we are told president obama is working the phones on talking to members of both parties what kind of trigger or enforcement mechanism would you have if this special committee of congress comes back in a few months and doesn't do anything, just another washington commission that talks a lot and doesn't take any action? could you force sharp tax increases? could you force sharp entitlement cuts? have some enforcement mechanisms to show this group would finally have some teeth. not just some more washington blather. shep. >>. if you don't, you go to delay and maybe you pray. so i guess we are there. >> and divine intervention is what you they are looking for on the hill. can i tell you here ins
the world cup final. >> big victory to talk about. >> that's it for us. "cnn newsroom" begins right now with kyra phillips. you have a busy morning. >> we do. a lot to talk about. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast and 6:00 a.m. on the west coast. thanks for joining us. >>> the nation's debt crisis. the clock ticks and pressure builds. the president tells the congressional leaders you have 24 hours or less to make something has been. >>> a top murdoch executive resigns this morning. rebekah brooks former head of the disgraced tabloid "news of the world" is gone. >>> in southern california, drivers buckling up for carmagedd carmageddon. a bridge demolition that will close down 405, one of california's busiest highways. >>> we begin with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers dema
. but they seem to be quite optimistic they're moving towards something and a big endorsement, this earlier today from the top negotiator democrat in the senate, harry reid. a lot of moving parts. trying to get a hold on t. and talk about republicans. do we know where they stand on the approval of this deal? >> reporter: yeah. that is a big question, because the house republicans, you saw just how hard it was for the house republican leadership to get their own bill through the house, and to get their own members onboard for this deal. talking about a compromise, you can only guess that might be even a tougher sale, possibly. we haven't heard yet from house speaker john boehner or house leadership and where they stand on things. we know, though, however, we are told by a top senate republican leadership aide that they're not there yet and still working. so it seems like they're still working on the deal. clearly, not at a place harry reid is at this point and that's a big question of where are republicans going to stand on this? are they going to endorse it and what their issues are with it. don?
's going to happen in denver. remind them of the big thompson flood or any time we have blizzards. people in florida during the hurricanes. despite the effort of florida power britney and crews from all over the country to turn the power back on, people and fun were still without power for six weeks. that's not bad today. think about august, september, in d.c. your apartment, your home, your condo, your office, or ever is, no power for six weeks. i don't want to be around you guys. you'll be nuts. you'll be irritable, pain in the rear, some of you might go off the deep end, start shooting or whenever. there is a very thin line between this technologically savvy society that we have today and mother nature or man either purposely or accidentally creating a crisis where everything we take for granted is gone. i'm afraid that most of us are deadly indifferent to it. we don't like to think about it. my time in d.c. and fema has made me a pervert in respect because now when i travel i think about how i get back, something happens. at think about we were in wholefoods are someplace. i'm looking
, the social security benefits drop 22%. that's a big hit for folks that are living on social security. so what can we do today, 25 years in advance, what small thing can we do today to social security which will build up the solvency and life of social security for even more years? that's a -- i think that's an honest challenge and we should view it as an honest challenge. not to eliminate social security but to say to the generation of younger workers in america, it's going to be there and you'll be darn lucky that it is there because a lot of seniors today can tell you the story of their lives paying into social security. they now receive the benefits. but what happened to their other plans for retirement? well, that little 401(k), that ira, that s.e.p. plan took a hit a few years ago, lost about 30% of its value. and for many americans with pension plans where their work, some of those companies went out of business and walked away from those pension obligations. social security has been there. we want it to be there in the future. so we can find ways to strengthen social security and give
at u.s. 101, a tow truck is on the scene. a big rig lost its load, turns out that was a mobile home, one lane is squeaking by. this is a bad spot. give yourself extra time or take 280 as an alternate. laura, back to you. >> thanks for the update. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. a local news update coming up for you in about a half hour. >>> 7:30 on this thursday morning, july 7, 2011. that was casey anthony's reaction in an orlando courtroom about an hour ago, as a judge sentenced her to four years in prison for lying to investigators, but with time served, and good behavior, she could be released in a matter of weeks, possibly even sooner. >>> i'm ann curry alongside david gregory, who's in for matt this morning. just ahead we'll have more on the sentencing. >> right. one of the big questions, will she cash in our her fame once a free woman? is she planning on having a baby? what surprising letters reveal. >>> also ahead, new details about a big scandal that's rocking england. a popular tabloid newspaper is accused of hacking
. the good news is, the pattern is changing. it's going to take a little while. right now here's that big upper-level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf coast the heat goes on. ann? >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the forecast coming up. let's turn to what anne thompson was talking about, the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. who is most us is is sepsuscept? >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. that includes tornadoes, hurricanes, snow issues. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core b
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
is a big question and when we should be jumping to conclusions about. >> giuliani is also a longtime friend of rupert murdoch. >>> now the nation's debt crisis and a new deadline. forget august 2nd. the president says it's decision time now. here is what he told congress. you've got 24 hours or less to move forward on a deal. and then there is this dire message from the big three global credit ratings agencies. if a deal isn't reached soon, they will downgrade the nation's credit standing. the president speaks to the american public today. a news conference less than two hours away from now. 11:00 eastern. we will carry it live. >>> let's get to the white house and dan lothian. what do we expect the president on say come 11:00? >> reporter: well, a senior administration official telling me the president will be explaining to the american people where they really are in this process, what he has asked congressional leaders to do, and how he is still pushing for the biggest deal possible. another white house aide telling me the president will continue in that press conference to make the case
this if there is a framework. they are pushing for something big. trils of dollars in deficit savings the course of ten years. reminder of the moving parts that a deal like that would require the next several days major spending cuts, tax reform, entitlement reform and if democrats in the white house were to get their way, tax increases. you can see that is pretty much a heavy lift and so you still have a lot of people looking to a more modest deal that the top democrat and republican in the senate, harry reid and mitchell mcconnell are trying to work out which would be more spending cuts and perhaps more modest and perhaps giving the president the unenviable position to have to increase the debtcele himself with a minority support from congress. >> brianna keilar, thanks. >>> government is scrambling to pay its bills here is something americans don't want to hear. billions of dollars in your tax money is being wasted in afghanistan or worse. a new federal audit says that some of that cash may be funding, are you ready for this? the same insurgency that is killing americans. chris lawrence is at the pentagon
, which was one of the big questions. she's already served about three years. she gets good time. she gets something which in florida they call gain time. right now the attorneys for both prosecution and defense are still in the courtroom sort of putting their heads together to figure out, well, what will be the exact release date? they know one thing, it is not going to be today. the judge had indicated, while in the proceedings that it could be around the end of july or august. in the meantime, a small gathering really of protesters. not the kind we anticipated to see really given the nature of how high emotions have been running. security is very high. you've got sheriff's deputies on horseback here. you've got helicopters hovering overhead. and you've got deputies walking all around the grounds here. but for the most part, it has remained calm as they continue to try to figure out exactly when will casey anthony go free. >> martin, there are demonstrators out there. what are they saying to you? are they upset? do they think this is justice done? are they waiting? >> reporter: two group
if a big bank goes under. second, it said to wall street firms, you can't take the same kind of reckless risks that led to the crisis. and third, it put in place the stronger -- the strongest consumer protections in history. now, to make sure that these protections worked - so ordinary people were dealt with fairly, so they could make informed decisions about their finances - we didn't just change the law. we changed the way the government did business. for years, the job of protecting consumers was divided up in a lot of different agencies. so if you had a problem with a mortgage lender, you called one place. if you had a problem with a credit card company, you called somebody else. it meant there were a lot of people who were responsible, but that meant nobody was responsible. and we changed that. we cut the bureaucracy and put one consumer watchdog in charge, with just one job -- looking out for regular people in the financial system. now, this is an idea that i got from elizabeth warren, who i first met years ago. back then -- this is long before the financial crisis -- elizabeth wa
for many but hear is a big fog bank out there. san jose looking for low 80s. the system is moving in and that will allow the -- allow the fog to lift. along the coast it will be a foggy morning. upper 50s, low os. for the bay -- low 60s. inland it will still be warm to hot. upper os 180s -- 80s. you can see the increase in the fog. it's been there for a couple of days. really good thunderstorm activity popping up over the sierra all the way down to southern california. some pretty good thunder bumpers down toward riverside county and san bernardino, caused some flooding. some higher clouds may wrap up an visit us. 50s an 60s. fair feel is still 66. but santa rosa, -- fairfield is still 66. santa rosa, a quart ter-mile visibility -- water-mile visibility -- quarter-mile visibility. a little cooler in san jose. everything is pointing towards the sea breeze as that system right there churns an gets closer and closer to the pacific most. that will allow the fog to lift an it will start heats inland. about 4 to 8 degrees cooler away from the coast. cooling trend started for tom -- for
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, this is a debate about our economy, and frankly is a big debate about the future of our country. until recently, the president was demanding that the congress increased the debt limit with no strings attached. as a matter of fact, the treasury secretary sent me a letter two days after we were sworn in demanding that we give him a clean increase in the debt limit. i responded and told the treasury secretary at the american people would not tolerate a clean increase in the debt ceiling unless there was serious spending cuts attached and will reform in the way we spent the american people's money. i went to new york city in may and gave a speech to the new york economic club where i outlined the challenges we were facing and i made it clear that we would not increase the debt limit for the cuts that exceeded that increase in the debt limit and that there would be no new taxes and that there would be serious spending reforms put in place. it is time to get serious. i'm confident that the leaders here in the congress can act, the white house will give serious, we will. >> your own aides say that the
's the big question, right? >> looking at the influence of the freshmen today, in general they believe and have very involved local voters to back them up that they were elected in 2010 with a mission to, reign in big government, specifically big government spending, and this debt ceiling debate fits right into that. here's more from one freshman tea partier. >> it would allow the debt ceiling to go up, but only if we had significant cuts, statutory caps and balanced budget amendment and there's a growing movement with that. we met with leadership, we met with majority leader eric cantor and were trying to impress upon them that we need to be for something as republicans, we need to define what we're for. >> senator paul says this is a fight, quote, too important to give up. jon. jon: what kind of influence do the new members have, though? >> well, republicans are in the minority and the senate, so less there, but in the house they're in the majority and tea partiers, or those who agree with the tea party on fiscal issues, among the 87 how freshmen have not been shy about staking their
us a mission with a capital "m" -- to focus again on the big picture of exploration and the crucial research and development that will be required for us to move beyond low earth orbit. he's charged us with carrying out the inspiring missions that only nasa can do, which will take us farther than we've ever been -to orbit mars and eventually land on it. he's asked us to start planning a mission to an asteroid, and right now our dawn spacecraft is approaching one of the biggest in the solar system, vesta, and we're scheduled to drop into orbit around that asteroid the middle of this month. what it finds out could help inform such a mission. the president is asking us to harness that american spirit of innovation, the drive to solve problems and create capabilities that is so embedded in our story and has led us to the moon, to great observatories, and to humans living and working in space, possibly indefinitely. that american ingenuity is alive and well, and it will fire up our economy and help us create and win the future now, but only if we put aside our differences and come togeth
was on the top deck and heard some noise and saw the big wave coming and ran down to the cabin and woke everybody up. and by the time everybody came out they were already in 9 feet of water. >> reporter: the lee and lion families set up a home based phone bank and networking center. they are desperate for any one with information to help with the search. they say they are getting conflicting information through official channels. >> we keep getting conflicting reports and co conflicting information and when we get the good news it's great and when we get the bad news we prepare but it has been a rollercoaster. >> reporter: yi says he has a meeting tomorrow with the mexican consultate to firm up search agreements and commitments. in the newsroom, heather ishimaru, abc 7 news. >>> in east palo alto tonight, the chief of police is asking for help from a very specific community. help he says he needs to fulfill a promise to break the backs of two gangs in his city. lisa amin gulezian has the story. >> my brother's group, you know. >> reporter: would you have ever told on them? >> no. >> reporter: thi
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park. expect a big slowdowns if especially on route 29 and 234. >>> a police involved shooting has sent a mental hospital in northwest. they found him with a shotgun on 13th street at 10:00 last night. the man ran dropping a weapon, but then he pulled out a handgun and went toward the officers. officers opened fire. the shooting is on an -- the shooting is under investigation. >>> president obama is taking the debt debate to college park. he will hold a town hall meeting at the university of maryland today. this comes as lawmakers continue fighting for compromise. the clock is ticking down. mike conneen joins us in the newsroom. good morning. >> the senate seems to be moving on from the republican- controlled house plan calling for a balanced budget amendment/ president obama and john boehner continue searching for their grand bargain with as much as four trillion in deficit- reduction. at 11:00 president will take his case to the public as the clock ticks down to the august 2 deadline. obama will speak at the ritzy coliseum, a venue that can hold 1200 people. a limited number of the ge
." bottom line, a mistrial was declared and the prosecution screwed up. >>greg: big time. there could be another trial, right? >>jonathan: we have not heard yet as to whether they want to retry the case or if one imagines they will. the judge set a hearing to discuss whether there should be another trial, and that will take place on september 2nd and roger clemens left the court as you saw there and headed to a nearby restaurant with the defense team, a fancy restaurant known as the "caucus room," probably dining on lobster and steak and celebrating. >>greg: prosecutors have luncheon crow, meanwhile. thank you, jonathan, and jonathan will chat about this. just go online at foxnews.com/shep on "on the hunt," link. and now to talk more about this is lis wiehl former federal prosecutor, and arthur aidala and a veteran criminal against tone. good to see you both. if roger clemens confesses something to andy pettitte who tells his wife, that is not just hearsay it is double hearsay. >>guest: a person who is not taking the stand who tells someone else who tolls someone else. all i can say i
amendment rights. >> a big part of it is how well you're doing it. i did a survey and i asked people who are voters whether they watch fox news or not and i found that 67% of republicans watch fox news several times a week or more. that you knew. but 54% of independents watched it several times a week or more. and 21% of democrats watched it several times a week or more. so there really is an effort here to try to demonize a source of information. and, you know, you guys don't make this stuff up. the stuff you're reporting is stuff that's happening. you know, pugh research did a study during the last campaign that as far as i'm concerned is definitive. they looked at the fox news stuff. not like we're doing now which is opinion. but the news part. the 6:00 and 7:00 news broadcast. and they did the number of seconds that were devoted to positive and negative coverage of each candidate. and the only network that came close to parody between positive and negative on obama and on mccain was fox news. the others were skewed four and five to 1 negative on mccain and positive on obama. >> spea
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. well, yes and no. in their derrick the church was the big power. kings and queens could not move without the permission of the church. nowadays it is big business. when you have big business influence washington, d.c., people like yourself, this is what you are going to get. you cannot have foxes guarding the hen house. host: all right. your response. guest: if you talk about specific tax credits, i think he's right. i don't think it is just big business. i think it is the aarp, i think it is the big labor unions. i think it is everybody. the whole fact is the federal the whole fact is the federal government is too big and it is in areas it shouldn't be. if you read the constitution, you also read the enumerated powers which gives limited powers to the federal government and specifically states everything not listed here is reserved for the people in the states. the reason we have a $3.6 trillion, $3.7 trillion budget, is a trillion and a half of that or more is stuff that's not our responsibility in the first place. sho look, i'm one of the few republicans that stands up and say
of our kids have big hearts. i think he just felt sort for her. jail house records show casey anthony's account has about $500 in it nearly half of which was deposited afr the jury acquitted casey anthony of killing her daughter caylee. harris? >> harris: wow, i understand that along with cash she is also getting the flip side of that death threats from people out there. >> yes. the death threats still due to come in and also they are going towards members of her defense team, that according to cheney mason whom i spoke with on the phone. he said when she finally goes free on sunday where casey anthony goes as a free woman will absolutely remain a top secret. >> cannot tell you where she is going to end up because of the mentality of some of the public and the persistence of the lynch mob out there, we wouldn't tell anybody any time, period where she is going to be is some place safe. >> somewhere in the u.s.? >> i'm not going to tell you that either. somewhere on planet earth. >> as far as casey anthony perhaps staying at mr. maven's house, he laughed at that and said not true. harri
which is why no congress has ever, ever failed to raise the debt ceiling. it's why the big names on the left and the right from paul krugman to alan greenspan say missing the deadline would be suicidal. tonight house minority leader eric cantor who was against -- said he might be willing to talk about closing some tax loopholes. he and the rest of the democratic leadership and their counterparts to meet with president obama at the white house. "washington post" just now moving a story reporting on a possible big concession the president might put on the table. the post reporting he will for the first time offer up significant savings in social security. the newspaper sourcing it to people in both parties with knowledge of the president's proposal. in any case, today mr. obama called on both sides to get moving. >> congress has a responsibility to make sure we pay our bills. we've always paid them in the past. the notion that the u.s. is going to default on its debt is just irresponsible. and my expectation is that over the next week to two weeks, that congress working with the wh
>> huh. >> but obviously it was a bad attack. but a big, sophisticated attack is how this official is putting it. and they also said it could be international, or it could be domestic norwegian. again, very early to make that assumption or that conclusion. >> right. early hours, a lot of information still to come out. i appreciate it. . let's continue this breaking news coverage with my colleague wolf blitzer. >>> a bombing shatters norway to its core. and a shooting at a youth camp. president obama asking for a dialling back of the demonizing. ten days before the deadline, one republican plan gets a firm smackdown in the u.s. senate. and some surprising new movement in the republican presidential race. we're going to tell you who's suddenly making a strong impression on potential voters. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the breaking news this hour, a city known for peace making is reeling in terror. norwegian leaders holding a crisis meeting tonight after a deadly bomb attack in oslo and the shooting at a labor party youth camp outside the norwegian capital. at least seve
to have a big, serious debate about what we believe is the right way to guide america forward and when the future --win the future. i am confident i and i am confident that we will win the debate because we have the better approach. but in the meantime, for everyone's a while we can sit down and do something that actually helps the american people right now. >> you consider raising the debt ceiling fairly routine, but at this point is economic, garden. how can you get any agreement with congress? >> -- it is economic armageddon. how can you get any agreements with congress? >> i will keep working hard on it and i hope that this debate has focused the american people's attention a bit more and will subject congress to scrutiny. i think increasingly, the american people will say to themselves, you know what, if a party or politician is constantly taking the position constantly taking the position of, "my way or the highway ," constantly been locked into ideologically rigid positions, then we will remember that at the polls. it is cumulative. the american people are not paying attention t
that will be a big part of her legacy. while her death is a cause for sadness we know that organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy giving countless people new least for life. she was public about her treatment for breast cancer and fund raising for hand capped kids and, kids say mother a mother's laughter enriched our lives and those throughout this great noigs. to be in her presence was to truly be in warmth of a truly great lady. under the martha graham performed at carnegie hall and went back to michigan and met gerald ford she says she probably wouldn't have married if she knew he wanted to run for congress. he of course went on to become president and mrs. ford made a lot of headlines for off color things she said about a variety of subject and her husband joked she was the ford family spokeswoman and here she is giving part of the concession speech after he lost the election to jimmy carter and then lost his voice. >> dear jimmy, it's apparent now you have won a long and intense struggle for presidency. i congratulate you on your victo victory. >> betty fo
. it's kind of incredible. i think it's been easy to lose sense of the big picture here, but the further you get away from what just happened, the bigger perspective you take on it, the more incredible it is. 70 times to raise the debt ceiling. raising the debt ceiling is something that happens as a matter of course. it's a run of the mill no headline kind of event. >> this is really housekeeping, tim. this has nothing to say, nothing to do with future spending. this simply reflects decisions made in the past and it ought to be treated like the housekeeping matter it is. >> george w. bush's budget director, mitch daniels, explaining the bush administration hoped raising the debt ceiling would be handled by congress as a housekeeping matter. that's how it was handled over the last decade. in the george w. bush administration, congress raised the ceiling seven separate times. among the republicans raising their current tantrums among john boehnor, eric canton, mitch mcconnell, jon kyl, collectively they passed 19 votes during the bush administration to raise the debt ceili
crews at the scene sarah, steve back to you. >>> thanks our big story, testimony in front of parliament on britain's phone hacking scandal in less than a half hour top london police official will testify. >>> head of news corp. rupert murdoch is to appear wisdom. >>> british prime minister ordered a special particle meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa ag
connections between the district attorney's office and strauss-khan's lawyers. and the big thing here, he said regardless of any credibility issues, as richard was just outlining there, his client was raped, pure and simple. and this is graphic stuff. i want to play some sound, richard roth, let's listen together. >> the only defense that dominique strauss-khan is that this sexual encounter was consensual, that is a lie. he grabbed her vagina with so much force that he bruised her vagina. when she went to the hospital later that day, the nurses who examined her saw the bruises on her vagina that were caused by dominique strauss' hand, and they took pictures of the bruises on her vagina, and the district attorney has those pictures. when dominique strauss-khan threw the victim to the floor, he tore a ligament in her shoulder, that is a medical fact. dominique strauss-khan ripped her stockings. there are holes, rips, in her stockings, and the d.a. knows that. when she was on her knees and he was sexually assaulting her, after he finished, she got up and started to run for that door. and started
been lost for years. but at least one city is bucking the trend, the big apple more than holding its own. laura ingle live with us. >> according to the report we mentioned, one in seven metro areas across the nation will not reach pre-recession employment levels until at least 2020. metro areas have traditionally been the engines of u.s. economic growth, producing 85% of the country's jobs. and with slow growth expected in cities over the next decade, it does not bode well for the u.s. economy. california, the southwest, and florida are expected to struggle as housing continues to be a problem. while manufacturing is picking up, cities around the great lakes will suffer for years to come. >> unfortunately, those places were also hit very, very hard during the recession, so they've got a long way to come back and they probably won't recover, or the jobs they had before the recession for another decade or more. >> this new report put out by the u.s. conference of mayors shows there is one bright spot. that is new york city, which expects to be back at pre-recession employment levels by
loudly. they wanted a democrat that would protect medicare, and wouldn't end medicare nor fund for big companies. based on that, we think there would be similar referendum on ending medicare. host: you are calling your campaign to recruit candidates for 2012 to 2025. spain to us kwla that is about. guest: after the election when we got shalacked, we needed 25 seats to retake the majority. the branding is already stale. we have that election in new york. it is no longer the drive for 25, it is 24. that's the number of seats we need to retake the majority in the house of representatives, protect medicare, protect social security, make sure kids can afford to go to college. make sure there are enough cops on the street. protect homeland security. it will take 24 seats for us to do that. host: the people suggesting your job is tough all year. you are defending a smaller number of seats in play. guest: i will suggest to you this is not an easy job. i will say the data counters, the pundwits, have said the hurt l is the republican. they have to curtain -- they have to appeal to those incumbe
and ohio. but as big of an obama fans he is, he's prepared to not lift a finger to help the president get re-elected if the white house backs cuts to medicare, medicaid or social security. >> it's so personal for me because when we talk about cuts to medicare, medicaid and social security, i think of my 90-year-old grandmother. she lives on social security and any cut to that social security check or any rise in her medicare premiums, that's a direct cut to her -- to what she needs to live on. it's 101 degrees right now. that means that she's going to be forced to pay more -- or pay more withless. and that's last thing we need to be doing in economic times like this. >> he works for the progressive change campaign committee a group that delivered to the obama campaign office 200,000 pledges from former supporters saying if you touch social programs, we're out. bu entitlements are still on the table. many liberals and democrats feel president obama is giving away their sacred cows, while not insisting republicans concede on tax increases. >> unfortunately or fortunately, you're going to ne
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